What Your Favorite Cartoon Christmas Special Says About You & Your Holiday Style
One of the best parts of Christmas is it is the one time of year that no one will think twice about your devotion to cartoons. In fact, it is kind of weird if you don't watch at least one animated holiday special during the season. Whether you are hopelessly devoted to Frosty the Snowman or your holiday allegiances lie firmly with How the Grinch Stole Christmas, your favorite cartoon Christmas special says a lot about you. Your fave can be rooted in childhood nostalgia, or you can be an outlier who is looking forward to watching new kid on the block Toy Story That Time Forgot more than anything else this year. Either way, your personality impacts your choice of cartoon holiday goodness.
While each Christmas special emphasizes the same core values — love, acceptance, and the magic of the season — they all have a unique way of getting their points across. From the melancholy A Charlie Brown Christmas to the Disney-fied awesomeness of Mickey Mouse's A Christmas Carol, the animated Christmas specials that fill the airwaves every December are a diverse bunch. The one that you can't resist watching with hot cocoa in hand says so much more about you and your holiday feelings than you ever realized.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Grinch fans are a sentimental bunch. You are nothing like the Grinch, but you do share a deep kinship with Cindy Lou Who. You are certain you can spread happiness and holiday cheer to even the most Grinch-like souls. You aren't just an optimist once a year though — you spend every day believing you can make a difference in people's lives, and you have the follow through to make it happen.
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
You have a misfit complex that rivals even Hermey the Elf's. When you were a kid, Rudolph's plight spoke to your lonely soul, but these days, it reminds you of how lucky you are to have found your own island of misfit toys that you call your friends. Being "weird" is awesome, and you wouldn't have it any other way.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
There is no way you would be caught anywhere near a Black Friday sale. Old-fashioned in the best way possible, you value love and family above of all else. Your friends actually get excited when you tell them you are making them a homemade gift, because they know it will be thoughtful and meaningful. There is a very good chance you own a record player.
Mickey Mouse's A Christmas Carol
A true Disney kid, you love seeing Mickey and friends take on the Charles Dickens classic. Your nostalgia for the '90s is strong, and where once you watched the special with rapt attention, now you GIF it for Tumblr while live-tweeting it on Twitter. A fan of Throwback Thursdays, all things social media, and wearing jumpers un-ironically, you are still a kid at heart — especially during Christmas.
Frosty The Snowman
A romantic soul like yourself goes into overdrive during winter. Everything about the season fills you with rivaling senses of melancholy and excitement. You love the snow! But you hate when it goes away. The holidays are your favorite time of year! But they never last long enough. You understand that nothing can last forever, not even Frosty, but that doesn't mean you don't have a lot of feelings about the fleeting nature of happiness.
Toy Story That Time Forgot
You live in the moment. Always ahead of the pop culture curve, you move from one new trend to the next. You may have loved Rudolph when you were a kid, but you are not one to get stuck in the past. You recognize the brilliance of the Christmas-lite Toy Story special and love its message on the importance of imagination and play because those are the two things you excel at during every season of the year.
The Year Without Santa Claus
The opposite of mushy, you like a little edge to your holiday specials to match your own Slytherin tendencies. You are often way too busy to get caught up in too many traditions, and your lack of sentimentality can be seen as Grinch-like to some. It's not your fault you are a pragmatist though, and while you don't love the holidays, you do love the "Heat Miser" song in your fave special.
Shrek The Halls
This story of Shrek trying to understand holiday cheer just gets you on every level. As someone who is stressed out at the best of times, it is hard not to see the holidays as one more headache-inducing event. However, thanks to your sense of humor and ability to not get too caught up in the idea of the "perfect" holiday, you make every party and get-together a delight just by being there.
Take a break from shopping and decorating and watch the animated holiday special that speaks to your heart — trust me, a little time spent with Frosty and Woody will make the season way more fun.
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